In the olden days, teens and young adults who wanted accurate information about contraception or sexually transmitted diseases would perhaps find a trusted adult or sneak a book or perhaps rely on information (misinformation?) from peers.
Not so much any more. Mobile apps and websites provide a range of options, and YTH.org (that’s for youth, tech, health) is the focal point.
Its mission: To advance youth health and wellness through technology.
YTH Live kicked off Sunday in San Francisco and runs through tomorrow. The conference convenes everyone from public health professionals to youth advocates to social entrepreneurs. KQED’s Stephanie Martin talked with YTH.org executive director Deb Levine about the conference.
Here’s their conversation, lightly edited: Continue reading